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acuminate (adj.)

1640s, "having a long, tapering end" (of certain feathers, leaves, etc.), from Latin acuminatus, past participle of acuminare "to sharpen," from acumen "a point" (see acumen). Related: Acuminated; acumination.

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Definitions of acuminate
1
acuminate (v.)
make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point;
2
acuminate (adj.)
(of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point;
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